This Mesmerizing Ai Weiwei Installation Is Made From 3,144 Bicycles

Last night in Toronto, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presented a new version of his incredible Forever Bicycles installation. As the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night contemporary art event that takes over city streets, 3,144 bicycles, the most Weiwei has used of this work to… » 10/08/13 4:41pm 10/08/13 4:41pm

Watch This Army of 21 Snow Plows Team Up to Clear a Canadian Highway

You'd imagine that it would take quite a few plows to clear a snow-covered highway, but not quite this many. Keep count as they go through and you'll see a whole 21 plows in formation (and a couple of sand trucks) painstaking passing piles of grey road-sludge to the right and to the right again and to the right again… » 1/13/13 9:00pm 1/13/13 9:00pm

Tourists Can Now Dangle Precariously From CN Tower

This is not going to end well. The CN Tower, which stretches 116 stories above the Toronto skyline, its "main pod" hovering there like some sort of malevolent spacecraft, will now invite tourists to stroll around its perimeter. There will be no fences, no ledges, no plexiglass walls. NOTHING, in fact, standing between… » 5/11/11 6:00am 5/11/11 6:00am

Pixels for Pistols Trades Guns for Digital Cameras

Pixels for Pistols is a Toronto-based effort by the Henry's camera chain allowing anyone to trade in a gun, no questions asked, for a Nikon Coolpix S52 or Coolpix P60 camera. That's it. You give a gun and get a camera in an effort to get rid of unused guns that could be stolen and misused for crime. Lasting for four… » 10/22/08 2:45pm 10/22/08 2:45pm